Girl’s dress code in school has been a problem for years now and it only seems to be escalating. Girls are being sent home from school and getting detentions for wearing clothes that the schools are argueing are too “scandalist”. In reality these girls are just wearing regular clothing, they are not showing up to school wearing bikinis or lingerie. These girls are getting in trouble for showing their shoulders or too much of their thigh or collarbone. The schools say it is too much of a “distraction” if a female student wears “revealing clothing”. How is a shoulder distracting? It is not fair that a girl gets in trouble because a boy cannot go without getting “distracted” by what she is wearing. Boys should be able to sit in class and concentrate without being “distracted” by a girl’s shoulder or leg. It is not fair that the girl is being punished when the boy is at fault; a man should be able to function properly no matter how a woman is depicted. A girl should be able to wear shorts and a tank top to school if it is hot and should not have to worry whether she is going be punished or not. Boys need to stop looking at girls as objects and start looking at them as equal human beings. This exhausting battle for women needs to come to an end, and women need to stop being depicted as a distraction. It is time that they can stop having to cover up so they do not distract the boys. Women need to be seen as being equal to men. Read the rest of this entry »
Five years old. Is this the first time? I don’t know, for I don’t know when it started. It can’t have been more than two years ago, for that’s when this man came into my life. Read the rest of this entry »
Growing up, we’ve always been taught “Looks aren’t everything,” but in the 21st century, they seem like the only thing. Magazines plaster beautiful models on their covers. Celebrities are dressed in designer clothing with their hair and makeup professionally done anytime they’re out in public. Even fictional characters are described as being beautiful or handsome. I’m constantly surrounded by the idea of beauty, but have never defined it for myself. As a teenage girl, my views of beauty are influenced by society and what it presents to the public. Everyday, we are exposed to society’s standards of beauty through the media, but does that mean the looks they don’t present are ugly? Of course not. Everyone has their own opinion on beauty but sometimes, societal standards change the way we perceive it for ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »
“How confused you must be, Finding love in the blood that you bleed. But the truth is that I see, Why you say that ‘it’s hard to be me’; And we all make mistakes, It’s not you, but this world you should hate. You’re as beautiful as you were yesterday.” From the song “Scars” by SayWeCanFly.
I love that song because girls are constantly being judged and they are taking out their hate towards themselves on their own bodies and it is despicable. Why is it acceptable in society for people to overly criticize people, women specifically, on their bodies and their appearance? Women are constantly being judged on how they think, how they act, and how they look. That isn’t right! Women are worth more than how people perceive them to be. Read the rest of this entry »
What is your definition of beauty? So many people run to the media to find out how to become beautiful. The media is not the place to turn. The media’s definition of beauty is perfection. Perfect hair, perfect body, perfect life, perfect everything. Teens look at the people on T.V. and see “perfect people”. We let ourselves believe that their lives are perfect but in reality, they are just like you and me. They are no different than us. Read the rest of this entry »
Having confidence in your own body image seems to be quite difficult for most people. Everyone wants to change something about the way that they look whether it be their nose or even eye color, but the most prominent quality that people want to change is the size of their body. Many people feel self conscious about this and some even go to the extreme to try to fix it. The main problem for this happening seems to be the beauty standards that people are put up against, we can especially see this through social media. It is also important to realize that women are usually the ones being targeted by this. Beauty standards portrayed by the media severely hurt people’s confidence and how they feel about their body image. Read the rest of this entry »